Moving Drawing Views

To move a drawing view, use one of the following methods:

  • Click and drag an entity (including edges, vertices, cosmetic threads, and so on). The pointer includes the pan icon, pointer_drawing_edge.gif, to indicate that you can use the selected entity to move the view.
  • Select a drawing view, then move (nudge) it with the arrow keys. You can set the arrow key increments.
  • Press Alt, place the pointer anywhere in the view, and drag the view.
  • Move the pointer over the boundary of a view to highlight the boundary, or select the view. When the move pointer pointer_Move_View.gif is displayed, drag the view to a new location.
  • You can change the alignment of views that are not aligned by default, or views whose alignment you have broken. You can also break view alignments and return alignments to their defaults.
Note the following restrictions:
  • Standard 3 View. The alignment of the front view is fixed in relation to the other two views. When you move the front view, the other views also move. The other two views can move independently, but only horizontally or vertically, toward or away from the front view.
  • Auxiliary, Section, and Aligned Section views are aligned with the parent views from which they are created, and only move in the direction of the projection.
  • Break views respect the alignment of the view before it was broken. Crop views and Alternate Position views retain the alignments of the original views.

Child views move relative to parent views. To retain exact positions between the views, press Shift while dragging.

To lock a drawing view in place, right-click anywhere in the drawing view and select Lock View Position.